Laura Pritschet to join lab as PhD student

March 24, 2017

We are thrilled to welcome Laura to the lab as a new PhD student beginning Summer 2017.

Laura will be graduating with a B.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in May 2017 with a major in Psychology. As an undergraduate she worked in Dr. Sepideh Sadaghiani's lab, investigating the functional role of spontaneous neural activity and connectivity in large-scale brain networks. She will complete her Bachelor’s thesis under the supervision of Dr. Andrei Cimpian, researching developmental change in response inhibition and its relation to empathetic behavior. Laura is interested in understanding and identifying cognitive dysfunction stemming from the role of sex steroids in cognitive networks, specifically during the critical periods of reproductive aging. In addition, Laura is passionate about advocating for women’s health research and policy.

In a strange and wonderful twist of fate, Laura and Emily discovered they graduated from the same small high school in central Illinois. 

Welcome, Laura!